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Welcome to the BitCurator Wiki

This is the documentation portal for the BitCurator family of projects. Visit the BitCurator blog for news, social media updates, and information about the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grants that have supported these projects. Source code and documentation for BitCurator projects can be found on our BitCurator GitHub IO page. Sections below provide detailed information on the individual projects.



Download the latest release (Virtual Machine or ISO image)
Quickstart Guide Installing and using BitCurator.

Online Help

BitCurator User Group Get support and connect with the community.
Screencasts and Video Tutorials Screencasts and tutorials YouTube.


This wiki, documentation, and other materials generated by the BitCurator team are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). All other software included in the BitCurator environment is distributed in accordance with original licenses.

The BitCurator Environment is a Ubuntu-derived Linux distribution geared towards the needs of archives, libraries, and museums working with born-digital media. It includes a suite of open source digital forensics and data analysis tools to help collecting institutions process born-digital materials.

Visit our GitHub IO site for an overview of BitCurator environment code and assets. The bitcurator-distro repository includes information for maintainers of the ISO and VM. The bitcurator-distro-salt repository includes information for developers interested in contributing.

BitCurator Access

Visit the BitCurator Access Wiki for more information on the BitCurator Access Project.

BitCurator NLP

Visit the BitCurator NLP Wiki for more information on the BitCurator NLP Project.

Funding and Support

Grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation supported the BitCurator project (a partnership between the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities) through September 2014, and the BitCurator Access project through September 2016. A grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation currently supports the BitCurator NLP project (2016-2018).

BitCurator Consortium members provide continuing support for the BitCurator environment. If you or your organization use BitCurator tools, please consider joining the Consortium!